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Strong Women, Strong Hearts
     

Strong Women, Strong Hearts

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by Miriam E. Nelson, Alice Lichtenstein, Lawrence Lindner
 

From the distinguished author of the Strong Women health series comes an important book for any woman who wants to take charge of her heart health.

Heart disease kills more women than men each year, yet it is still mistakenly thought of as a "man's disease." In this comprehensive and practical guide, top women's health expert and author Miriam E. Nelson,

Overview

From the distinguished author of the Strong Women health series comes an important book for any woman who wants to take charge of her heart health.

Heart disease kills more women than men each year, yet it is still mistakenly thought of as a "man's disease." In this comprehensive and practical guide, top women's health expert and author Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., teams up with heart expert Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., to present up-to-date advice on diet, exercise, weight loss, stress reduction, and other key strategies tailored specifically for women.

With self-evaluations, checklists, exercises, recipes, and other practical information, as well as the latest research findings, this empowering book will help readers assess their risks, understand their options, and make important changes to improve their heart health.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
One woman dies every minute in the United States from heart disease. Both nutritional science professors at Tufts University, Nelson ( "Strong Women" health series) and Lichtenstein team up with health journalist Lindner to share some of the most current research on women's heart health. They explain the unique female cardiovascular system, how heart disease evolves, and why it is so often misdiagnosed by clinicians as well as the women themselves. The authors clearly explain in readable prose the emerging research on risk factors, causes, and prevention, and their recommended program focuses on food patterns, increasing activity levels, weight loss, and stress/ anger management. Some recipes and exercises are included, as are self-assessments. Medications and cardiac procedures are briefly covered, and readers are encouraged to become educated and proactive in their own care. The strong research focus is ideal for readers wishing to learn about the most current evidence-based data. While Nieca Goldberg's Women Are Not Small Men deals with the same material in more comprehensive detail, this is an excellent, up-to-date adjunct that incorporates the more recent medical studies. Recommended for consumer health collections.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399152870
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/05/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.She is the author of six previous books, including Strong Women Stay Young; Strong Women, Strong Bones; and Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis. Her research has been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association and elsewhere.

Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., is the Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy at the Friedman School, Tufts University. She has served on numerous national committees, including the U.S. government's Dietary Guidelines Committee and the American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee. Her research on nutrition and cardiovascular disease has been published extensively in medical literature.

Lawrence Lindner, M.A., pens the monthly "Eating Right" column

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Strong Women, Strong Hearts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Woodys_sis More than 1 year ago
I bought for myself and two girlfriends and we all love it! Very informative and easy to follow! Wish I could afford to give one to every woman I know!